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2010-12: December 2010

We are delighted to become the first source in Europe for this exciting new value-for-money pen. Martin bought one of these to trial but Anna claimed ownership straight away and it has become her daily use pen! Our first delivery of pens has left the manufacturer and will be with us within the next few days.

Sailor Sapporo - new colours
Sailor has added 3 lovely new colours to its popular Sapporo range: Blueberry, White and Framboise. All new pens feature rhodium-plated trim and 14kt nib, also rhodium plated.

Conway Stewart book by Stephen Hull
"Fountain Pens for the Million - The History of Conway Stewart".
It is a beautifully illustrated book depicting the history of Britain's most prolific pen maker. Stephen Hull is a renowned expert on Conway Stewart pens and the book covers the period from the company's founding in 1905 until 2005 in its new ownership.

Free pen case with every Pelikan Souverän
Order any model Pelikan Souverän (M400 - M1000) and we will include a free Pelikan leather pen case with your order. Offer available while stocks last.

New Private Reserve colours
We received a large delivery from Private Reserve last week and we now have 2 new colours of bottled ink, Sepia and Rose Rage in 50ml and the long awaited Invincible Black (waterproof) in a 75ml bottle.

Clairefontaine Age Bag
We have expanded our range of A5 notebooks from Clairefontaine. As well as new notebooks in red we have the reassuringly thick 288 page journals in both brown and red (another of Anna's favourites).

Herbin Ink Selections
Calligraphers may be interested in 2 ink selections from Herbin. One is a set of pigmented calligraphy inks; the other a set of pearlescent inks. Both for use in dip pens only. See also our 'gift ideas' page for other calligraphy items.

Special Offers

Last remaining Bexley Poseidon fountain pens

Faber Castell eMotion ballpen with leather pouch

Pilot Capless Limited Edition 2009 and 2010

Pen of the Week
Keep an eye on this page for extra special offers. Our current Pen of the Week is a Yard-O-Led Perfecta but this will change in a couple of day's time.

Christmas gift ideas for children

Quill sets for every budding Harry Potter

We also stock a range of pens with young writers in mind that make perfect stocking fillers. Compatible cartridges are available from us in a wide variety of colours too.

We are getting many positive comments from customers and suppliers regarding our new website. A special mention must go to John, Frank, Myles and Hilary for spotting errors and suggesting improvements. We will send you a little gift as a thank you.

Christmas closure and last posting dates
The last day for sending items within the UK for delivery before Christmas is 21st December. We therefore ask that you order any Christmas presents before Friday 17th December. For overseas deliveries, please order by 8th December latest.
We will be closing for our Christmas break on Wednesday 22nd December and we will re-open on Wednesday 5th January 2011.

We will probably not send another newsletter until the New Year so we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers past, present and future a very Happy Christmas and healthy and prosperous New Year. Thank you all for your continued support.

1st December 2010


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